Tag: Union Cemetery

  • Union Cemetery receives national designation

    Union Cemetery receives national designation

    Union Cemetery, the final resting place for many of Kansas City, Westport, and Midtown’s pioneers, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places Kansas City’s oldest public cemetery is maintained by the Union Cemetery Historical Society. The cemetery is in the historic Union Hill neighborhood, established in 1857 and one of the oldest…

  • Halloween history: Union Cemetery’s roots

    Halloween history: Union Cemetery’s roots

    For a little bit of Halloween trivia, we enjoyed an article about Union Cemetery, Missouri’s oldest public burial place. Union Cemetery sits on 27 acres of land at 227 E. 28th Terrace. The parks department tells us it got many of its permanent residents in the 1850s, following a cholera epidemic that filled up cemeteries…